Aids coverage: Ethical and legal issues facing the media today

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 3 (2):66 – 72 (1988)
As the media wrestle with ethical and legal problems in coverage of AIDS stories, such as privacy, terminology, and disclosure, a question is raised about the educational role the media will assume in the face of this health threat. Despite health department hopes for candor in dealing with the threat, blunt?language ads and commercials have been rejected by most New York City media and legislation may restrict the extent to which media deal with the question. Though the media alone cannot bear the burden of AIDS education, they must provide point?man services
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